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Thank You, Loku – Mayor Julian Gold stands beside Park Ranger Loku Jayasekara, who served the City of Beverly Hills for 18 years

Mayor Julian Gold stands beside Park Ranger Loku Jayasekara Mayor Julian Gold stands beside Park Ranger Loku Jayasekara, who served the City of Beverly Hills for 18 years. Readers may recognize Loku as working the front desk at the entrance of City Hall, where he always greeted visitors with a warm smile.  Mr. Jayasekara, a native of Sri Lanka, retired last Friday. His familiar and friendly face will be missed at City Hall. 4:59 pm Read More

Active Adults Award Scholarships – Beverly Hills Active Adult Club scholarships went to David Bakalov and Benjamin Dahan

Pictured, from left: BHHS Principal Mark Mead, Dahan, BHHS Counselor Kate Marks, Bakalov and Beverly Hills Unified School District superintendent Michael Bregy This year, the Beverly Hills Active Adult Club (BHAAC) increased the amount given to two deserving Beverly Hills High School seniors from $500 to $1,000. For the past several years the club has bestowed the award on students who show a strong character and demonstrate their involvement in extracurricular activities. This year, the BHAAC’s scholarships went to David Bakalov and Benjamin Dahan. Bakalov will be attending UCLA in hopes of going to medical school and becoming a neuro surgeon and Dahan will be attending Columbia and hopes to continue to serve the community. Pictured, from left: BHHS Principal Mark Mead, Dahan, BHHS Counselor Kate Marks, Bakalov and Beverly Hills Unified School District superintendent Michael Bregy. 5:03 pm Read More

Police Flag Ceremony – The Beverly Hills Police Department held a flag ceremony on Thursday morning in front of City Hall in recognition of Tuesday’s National Peace Officers Memorial Day

Mayor Julian Gold with a large portion of the Beverly Hills Police force, including several civilian employees The Beverly Hills Police Department held a flag ceremony on Thursday morning in front of City Hall in recognition of Tuesday’s National Peace Officers Memorial Day, which pays tribute to local, state and federal peace officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty. Pictured above is Mayor Julian Gold with a large portion of the Beverly Hills Police force, including several civilian employees. 5:18 pm Read More

Chillin’ With The Courier – Dan Harary, a Beverly Hills resident since 2003 and owner of The Asbury Public Relations Agency in Beverly Hills, went to visit his son Jordan in Anchorage, Alaska

Dan Harary and his son Jordan Dan Harary, a Beverly Hills resident since 2003 and owner of The Asbury Public Relations Agency in Beverly Hills, went to visit his son Jordan in Anchorage, Alaska for his 30th birthday earlier this month. Jordan moved to Anchorage at age 20 and runs the IT department of a large oil company there. This latest trip marked Dan’s 10th to Alaska. The temperatures during this trip ranged from 39 to 50 degrees. Pictured are Dan and Jordan holding the Courier in front of Anchorage’s City Diner, their traditional breakfast restaurant, where Dan warmed up with his favorite, local brand of hot coffee. To join Dan in the Carry The Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself holding a copy of the Courier on your next trip and email it to mlopez@bhcourier.com. 5:17 pm Read More

Teen BHEF – The Teen Beverly Hills Education Foundation (BHEF) celebrated its new leadership team in the final month of the school year

Seated (from left): Jonah Okum, co-vice president; Noelle Trost, president; and Omer Cohen, co-vice president; Back row (from left): Jason Mandel, treasurer; Leadership Team Committee chairs Julia Mandel (community & fundraising) and Estella Rosen (social media); and executive boardmembers Sara Yadidian (corresponding secretary) and Kate Leib (recording secretary). The Teen Beverly Hills Education Foundation (BHEF) celebrated its new leadership team in the final month of the school year. This volunteer organization for 7-12 graders enrolled at the Beverly Hills Unified School District is designed to inspire students to make a difference in their community by providing them with opportunities to participate in service and learning projects. Teen BHEF will be accepting applications for the 2018-19 board when the new school year begins in August. Pictured are executive boardmembers. Seated (from left): Jonah Okum, co-vice president; Noelle Trost, president; and Omer Cohen, co-vice president; Back row (from left): Jason Mandel, treasurer; Leadership Team Committee chairs Julia Mandel (community & fundraising) and Estella Rosen (social media); and executive boardmembers Sara Yadidian (corresponding secretary) and Kate Leib (recording secretary). 5:12 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills Education Foundation Receives $30,000 From Beverly Hills 5K Committee

April Jergens, Jeannine Edwards Ramer, Dion Jackson, Leti Abrego, Annette Saleh, Marc Saleh, Michael Bregy, Cindy Trost, Doreece Artal, Rose L. Kaiserman Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 – 1:23 PM Beverly Hills Unified representatives were awash in joy Friday morning as the Beverly Hills 5K Committee presented a giant $30,000 check to the Beverly Hills Education Foundation (BHEF) – money that was raised at the inaugural Beverly Hills 5K Run/Walk & Fitness Blast on Jan. 28. Celebrity trainer Dion Jackson, who was […] 1:43 pm Read More

Future Politicians – Students were honored Tuesday by the Beverly Hills City Council for their participation in Youth in Government Day

Jayden Bulexa, Emma Newman, Charles Wen, Chloe Levine, Eli Okum, Eli Ramer, Lillian Esagoff, Sabrina Camua Samantha Maybaum, Ruby Laks, Julien Hadim, Sean Lee, Ryan Nikfarjam, Zoe Bloom, Ayla Su and Jennifer Li were honored Tuesday by the Beverly Hills City Council for their participation in Youth in Government Day, with Cherryne Lue-Sang, the Beverly Hills Unified School District’s Coordinator of Special Projects. Youth in Government gives each participant an opportunity to roleplay government positions at City Hall. The kisa are pictured above with Beverly Hills Mayor Julian Gold, Councilmember Lili Bosse, Vice Mayor John Mirisch and Councilmembers Les Friedman and Robert Wunderlich. Jayden Bulexa, Emma Newman, Charles Wen, Chloe Levine, Eli Okum, Eli Ramer, Lillian Esagoff, Sabrina Camua Samantha Maybaum, Ruby Laks, Julien Hadim, Sean Lee, Ryan Nikfarjam, Zoe Bloom, Ayla Su and Jennifer Li were honored Tuesday by the Beverly Hills City Council for their participation in Youth in Government Day, with Cherryne Lue-Sang, the Beverly Hills Unified School District’s Coordinator of Special Projects. Youth in Government gives each participant an opportunity to roleplay government positions at City Hall. The kids are pictured above with Beverly Hills Mayor Julian Gold, Councilmember Lili Bosse, Vice Mayor John Mirisch and Councilmembers Les Friedman and Robert Wunderlich. 4:42 pm Read More

Israel’s 70th Anniversary – City leaders joined together Wednesday night at The Peninsula Beverly Hills to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel

Pictured (from left): Councilmember Robert Wunderlich, Nazarian, Councilmember Lili Bosse, Israel Consul General in Los Angeles Sam Grundwerg, Mayor Julian Gold, Vice Mayor John Mirisch, Councilmember Les Friedman and Raphael. City leaders joined together Wednesday night at The Peninsula Beverly Hills for a special event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel. The event, which was organized by volunteer co-chairs Gina Raphael and Sharona Nazarian, along with the Beverly Hills nonprofit sister city organization, included special guest speakers, videos and musical entertainment. Pictured (from left): Councilmember Robert Wunderlich, Nazarian, Councilmember Lili Bosse, Israel Consul General in Los Angeles Sam Grundwerg, Mayor Julian Gold, Vice Mayor John Mirisch, Councilmember Les Friedman and Raphael. 4:35 pm Read More

L.A. Woman Hacked Paris Hilton’s Personal Accounts

A Los Angeles woman with a long criminal history of identity theft was sentenced Monday to nearly five years in federal prison for hacking hotel heiress Paris Hilton's bank and iCloud accounts, stealing $130,000 and personal photos.   2:03 pm Read More